Contribute
Register

macOS 11.4 Update

tonymacx86

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2009
Messages
8,579
Motherboard
PRIME Z490-A
CPU
i5 10600K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
Classic Mac
  1. Apple
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Today Apple released macOS 11.4 Update, a major software update to macOS Big Sur. Update any supported system using the built-in Software Update functionality through the macOS System Preferences pane.

What we know about the 11.4 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 20F71
  • Updated audio, graphics drivers
    • AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 graphics cards are now supported.
    • In 11.4 release notes, Apple confirmed: “You can now use graphics cards based on the AMD Navi RDNA2 architecture.”
  • Install macOS Big Sur App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Big Sur from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Big Sur App can be found in the Applications folder.
macOS Big Sur 11.4 11.4 — Restart Required
macOS Big Sur 11.4 adds Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels and includes important bug fixes.
Podcasts
  • Apple Podcasts subscriptions are available for purchase via monthly and annual subscriptions
  • Channels group together collections of shows from podcast creators
This release also fixes the following issues:
  • Bookmarks in Safari may get reordered or moved into a folder that can appear hidden
  • Certain websites may not display correctly after your Mac wakes from sleep
  • Keywords may not be included when exporting a photo from the Photos app
  • Preview may become unresponsive when searching PDF documents
  • 16-inch MacBook may become unresponsive when playing Civilization VI
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211896
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

Related:
macOS 11.3.1 Update
macOS 11.3 Update
macOS 11.2.3 Update
macOS 11.2.2 Update
macOS 11.2.1 Update
macOS 11.2 Update
macOS 11.1 Update
macOS 11.0 Big Sur is Now Available on the Mac App Store
Update Directly to macOS Big Sur
How to Create a macOS Big Sur Public Beta Installation USB
How to Prepare for Big Sur
macOS Big Sur Does NOT Boot with iMac14,2 System Definition
tonymacx86 Clover Theme (Updated for Big Sur)
Introducing the macOS Big Sur Critter!
Big Sur Desktop Support
Big Sur Desktop Guides
Big Sur Laptop Support
Big Sur Laptop Guides
Apple Announces "3rd Transition" for macOS: From Intel CPUs to Apple Silicon
macOS Big Sur Public Beta is Now Available
Apple Previews macOS 11.0 Big Sur - Available Fall 2020
 
Last edited:

Stork

Admin
Staff member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
13,787
Motherboard
Asus ProArt Z490 Creator
CPU
i5-10400
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Please post help requests in the Big Sur Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).


Pre Update Notes
:
- This update may break some of your Big Sur functions. Make sure you backup first. :thumbup:

- Make sure you use the latest versions of the Lilu.kext, AppleALC.kext and WhateverGreen.kext.

Here's the step by step way to update:
:ch:Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;

:ch: Update to the latest Clover or OpenCore 0.6.9.
See the tonymacx86 Clover Builds (in Download menu) to update Clover. To update your OpenCore, see this guide. To convert from Clover to Open Core, see this guide.

Note: Before updating to Big Sur 11.4, see Acidanthera Updates: May 2021 for OC 0.6.9 updates.

Note #2: Before you update, make sure your USB ports are properly mapped. Until Hackintool is updated, use this procedure by @ohchang in his post here to do the USB port mapping or the USB ports will not work.

:ch: Download the Big Sur 11.3 Update from Apple's Mac App Store using System Preferences > Software Update, and run it - the updater will reboot upon completion.
Note: Update will reboot several times; each time Clover/OpenCore picks the correct boot partition. So, sit back and relax. The update takes 3 reboots and ~30 minutes to complete.​

Screen Shot 2021-05-31 at 3.38.30 PM.png


:ch: Done! So far, another easy update! :thumbup:

Please post help requests in the Big Sur Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2014
Messages
29
Motherboard
Gigabyte B365M H
CPU
i5-8400
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
This release is available right now.Downloading!!
 

Attachments

  • Captura de pantalla 2021-05-24 a las 19.21.30.png
    Captura de pantalla 2021-05-24 a las 19.21.30.png
    273.6 KB · Views: 275
Joined
Aug 11, 2014
Messages
29
Motherboard
Gigabyte B365M H
CPU
i5-8400
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Updated with no problems on OC 0.6.8.Just like the last updates.:thumbup:
 

Attachments

  • Captura de pantalla 2021-05-24 a las 19.51.22.png
    Captura de pantalla 2021-05-24 a las 19.51.22.png
    475.6 KB · Views: 227
Joined
Oct 10, 2015
Messages
904
Motherboard
Z370 AORUS Gaming 3
CPU
i5-9600K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
29-minute update of macOS 11.4 (20F71) for my Z370 | 9600K | RX 580 build with OpenCore 0.6.9
截圖 2021-05-25 02.12.24a.png

No need to update if yours is already 11.4 RC.
 

tonymacx86

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2009
Messages
8,579
Motherboard
PRIME Z490-A
CPU
i5 10600K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. MacBook Air
Classic Mac
  1. Apple
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Joined
May 14, 2017
Messages
19
Motherboard
Asus Z170-A
CPU
i5-6600
Graphics
HD 530 / GTX 1070
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Smooth download and upgrade, took less than 30 minutes with OC 0.6.9
Screen Shot 2021-05-24 at 3.19.53 PM.png
Untitled.jpeg
 
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Messages
81
Motherboard
Z270 Asus Maximus IX Hero
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
Sapphire RX 580 Pulse
Updated with OC 0.6.9, no Issues. Thanks to all the developers!

Ps. Seems like the annoying Checkbox asking to "enable Siri" at the end of the update is finally gone.
 
Last edited:
Top